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South Coast on demand bus service to begin

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The South Coast will be included as part of a State Government Trial for On Demand Bus Services.

It allows customers to book a vehicle like a minibus to come and pick you up from home or a convenient nearby location.

South Coast MP Shelley Hancock says the trial will run in the southern part of our region.

“The South Coast trial is one of the largest services of the seven pilots, servicing more than 50 towns and connecting passengers as far north as Milton and including Ulladulla, Braidwood, East Lynne, Termeil, Bawley Point, Lake Tabourie, Dolphin Point, Burrill Lake, Kings Point, Depot Beach, Kioloa, Narrawallee, Mollymook, Merry Beach, and as far south as Narooma, to Canberra,” Mrs Hancock said.

“We want to meet the transport needs of passengers who wish to travel from the South Coast to Canberra, particularly for medical appointments, visiting their family and accessing educational institutions.”

The NSW Government is currently trialling On Demand public transport pilots across Sydney and greater metropolitan areas but Mrs Hancock said this latest set of trials will be different.

“By collaborating with local transport operators and local business, these trials will not only provide new transport solutions but also stimulate economic growth in country NSW,” Mrs Hancock said.

“We’ve seen great success with existing trials in metropolitan areas with more than 150,000 passenger trips in less than a year and we can’t wait to see these numbers grow across the state and here on the South Coast.”